Cataract Surgery Essentials or What All Patients Should Know About Cataract Surgery

August 28, 2010

One of our contributors, Dr. David Richardson, of San Gabriel Valley Eye Associates, has published an audio CD that answers questions commonly asked by patients undergoing cataract surgery. Among topics covered are how to choose an eye surgeon and information on advanced introcular lenses.

The audio format is an excellent choice for patients with a significant cataract that make it difficult to read books on the subject.

Dr. Richardson was trained at Harvard Medical School, is Board Certified, holds an active license in the State of California, and has performed thousands of cataract surgeries. He has been named as a “Super Doctor” by his peers (Los Angeles Magazine 2010) as well as a “Top Doc” (Pasadena Magazine 2008 & 2009).

Click the link below to purchase the CD on Amazon.

Cataract Surgery Essentials or What All Patients Should Know About Cataract Surgery: A Patient’s Guide to Modern Eye Surgery including How to Choose an Eye Surgeon & Advanced Intraocular Lenses




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6 Responses to “Cataract Surgery Essentials or What All Patients Should Know About Cataract Surgery”

  • ari

    if you dont care about glasses, then simply get a standard implant and stay at the same prescription as you are now. astigmatism correction is for those who want to see better without glasses.
    if you change your prescription in the operated eye and reduce the prescription significantly, your 2 eyes will be bout of balance- you cant have one eye -8 and one eye close to zero.

  • gato

    I was told a couple of days ago that I have cataract in my left eye. Both of my eyes are near-sighted, and when I was at pre-surgery consultation, the nurse told me that they can remove the cataract in my left eye first, and that (left) eye should be able to see distance without eye glasses, but requires reading glasses for seeing things close.

    Once the left eye has been worked on, they want to work on the right eye, even that eye does NOT have cataract. The explanation was that when one eye is almost “PERFECT” in seeing the distance and the other is NOT, I still have to wear eye glasses, and worst yet that I will be seeing DOUBLE because the near-sighted lens for the right eye, which is without cataract, will create some type of magnifying effect.

    What is the best solution for my problem, I hate to have them operate on one of eyes that does not have cataract. I am trying to get some input from here before I look for 2nd opinion from another ophthalmologist.

    If I don’t care about wearing glasses, is Astigmatism correction really necessary? I have to wear safety glasses at work regardless…

    Is it possible to leave astigmatism on the left eye (cataract to be performed on) and wearing glasses on both eyes, and without seeing double?

    Here are the number I got from my optometrist
    sph.(-7.25) cyl.(SPH) Axis() Add(+2.00) Dist PD(17.75) Near PD(17.5)
    sph.(-8.25) cyl.(-1.25) Axis(140) Add(+2.00) Dist PD(17.75) Near PD(17.5)

  • ari

    it’s unrelated to the implant. it typically is from vitreous tugging on the retina. very common, almost always benign and goes away.

  • ngiam kian hwa

    I had advanced monofocal toric lense implanted to my right eye 6 days ago . Sometimes i have flickering like a light bulb a few seconds only. Is it normal? My doctor told me that i need time to stabilized?

  • ari

    1. yes. its very common. its called monovision and works well for most patients.
    2. also yes, but less common

  • Olga Ledesma

    Can I have my right eye implanted with monofocal lens for reading and my left eye implanted with monofocal lens for far distant sight?

    Another query….can I have my right eye implanted with a monofocal lens for reading and my right eye with multifocal lens for reading and distant sight?